Word of Encouragement

This past Sunday we talked about how God will complete the work He started in us. (Philippians 1:6) How comforting it is to recognize God is at work. And how important for me to recognize that I need work. Knowing I am a work in progress frees me to be honest with myself and really with everyone else about where I am in my journey. In fact, knowing that I still need some transformation is one of the key marks of a disciple. Of course I do not want random transformation, or transformation just for change sake. Rather, I want purposeful change. I want God to reveal to me what changes need to happen so that I can become more and more like Christ. So my prayer is that God reveal to each of us what it means to become like Jesus. And the word of encouragement for today, “I am not yet perfect.” And God has not given up on me.